Alley Valley Baptist Church

Alley Valley Baptist Church
Services every Sunday at 10 A.M. and 6 P.M.
Everyone Welcome

[08/26/18]   Due to the funeral services of our beloved Wanda Edwards, there will be NO church services tonight.

Wanda E. Edwards – Gate City, VA
Wanda E. Edwards, 87, Gate City, VA went to be with her Lord on Friday August 24, 2018 at Nova Health and Rehab.
Wanda was born in Scott County to the late Wright Ervin and Monnie Musick Ervin on November 16, 1930.
Along with her parents she was proceeded in death by her Husband Johnnie (Jay) Edwards; step-mother Fannie Ervin; sisters, Lorene Carter, Ruth Qualls and brothers, Howard, Dan and Bob Ervin.
Wanda was a loving mother who devoted her life to her Lord, her church, and her sons. She was a faithful Christian who loved to spread the word of God with all she met. She was a Charter Member and was known as the Matriarch of Alley Valley Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Daryl Edwards, Mike (Anna) Edwards, Doug Edwards; grandchildren, Michael Davidson, Heather Dougherty; great-grandchildren, Kayla Daugherty, Gracey, Josh Rhoten, June and Greg Davidson; great-great-grandchildren, Bo, Weston and Kaylee Mathes; sister, Shirley Fields; special friend, Jewel Anderson; special niece Rita Fansler and several other nieces and nephews; along with her church family.
Junior Leonard, Eddie Carter, Larry Fields, Ricky Fansler, Kelly Sexton, Greg Fields will be serving as pallbearers. Wayne Sanders, Ronnie Hicks, George Gibson, Darin Thompson, Sam Poole, Steve Ferguson, Odos Qualls, James Carter, Mike Ownes, and Steve Ervin will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Gate City Funeral Home and others time at the residence and at the home of Mike and Anna. Funeral services will be conducted at Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Dewey Shaffer, and the Roberts Family will provide music.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday, August the 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Ervin cemetery on Manville Road Gate City, VA.
The Family would like to give say a special thank you to the staff of Nova health and Rehab and her loving granddaughter; Heather Dougherty.
An online guest register is available for the Edwards family at
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wanda E. Edwards.

[08/25/18]   Our hearts are saddened by the news of the passing of Wanda Edwards. While we mere humans shall greive her loss, heaven's angels are rejoicing as they welcome her home.
Please pray for God's comfort for her family and everyone who knew and loved her so very much.

Larry Bishop – Church Hill, TN
Larry Bishop, 69, Church Hill, TN passed away, Sunday, August 5, 2018 at NHC Healthcare, Kingsport, TN.
Larry was born in Scott County, VA on December 28, 1948, and was the son of the late William Floyd and Myrtle Rose (McDavid) Bishop.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Shirley Ann Deel and brothers, William Harold “Bud” and Carroll Bishop preceded him in death.
He was the founding member and a Deacon of Providence Church, Church Hill, TN.
Larry sang with numerous gospel groups throughout the years, the Christianaires, Living Way, and Larry Bishop and New Grace.
He was the song leader at Providence Church.
His voice was heard across the nation.
Surviving is his wife, Wanda Rhea Bishop, Church Hill, TN; daughters, Tessa Frye and husband, Willie, Kingsport, TN and Teresa Spivey and husband, Mickey, Kingsport, TN; sons, Seth Bishop and wife, Tanaya, Kingsport, TN, Keith and Sherry Goode, Clinchport, VA, and Jeff and Robin Goode, Mount Carmel, TN; grandchildren, Shana, Mason, Adrien, Gabe, Clifton, Isabella, Chase, Aria, Makenna and Justin; great grandchildren, Alesyia, Nathaniel, And Dylan; sisters, Anita “Louise” Long, Rogersville, TN, Judy Drier, Yuma, VA, Patricia Bishop, Yuma, VA, Kathy Smith Young, Kingsport, TN, and Karen Qualls and husband, David, Duffield, VA; special nephew, Tim Deel; caregiver, Dennis Rhoton, his friend and brother; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many, many friends near and far.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Hill and Rev. Joel Trigg officiating. Rachel Trigg, The Bledsoes, and Brian Birchfield will be providing the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Holston View Cemetery. Mason Frye and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go in procession to the graveside service.
An online guest register is available for the Bishop family at
The family wishes to convey their thanks to the nurses and staff of NHC for their love and wonderful care of Larry.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Larry Bishop.

[07/06/18]   Homecoming Sunday at 10 everyone welcome

[07/04/18]   Happy 4th from Alley Valley church MAY GOD BLESS ALL . Thankful for the freedom to worship God

[06/30/18]   Thanks to everyone that came out this morning to clean the church. Great fellowship together.

[06/29/18]   Cleaning at 6 AM tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 30) at Alley Valley church.

[06/29/18]   A reminder tomorrow, Saturday June 30th at 6 AM is cleaning day at church .

Happy Fathers Day May the Lord Bless all ⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️⛪️

Alley Valley Baptist Church

[04/30/18]   Wednesday may 2 at 6 to 7 receiving friends. Service at 7 with George Gibson.may 3 at 2 burial. Mullins funeral home in clintwood. For Cecil Welch

[04/29/18]   Please keep Judy Poole and her family and Roy Roberts and his family in your prayers, they laid their brother Randy to rest today. Also remember the Welch family, Cecil passed away this morning. May God Bless You all.

[03/26/18]   Please pray for Cherylene Gibson she has been suffering with back problems.

[03/25/18]   The Revival at Alley Valley ended last night,We would like to thank everyone that attended or was involved with the revival in anyway.

[02/16/18]   Pray for a man in my sisters church he fell and has bleeding on the brain his name is Ted . They are doing surgery this morning. Thank you

[02/12/18]   Alley Valley Church will not be going to Nova Retirement Home this Wednesday, February 14th because of the flu virus.

[02/07/18]   Please pray for Zoy and Brady their grandmother ask for prayer chain they are sick. May God Bless You

[02/07/18]   Please remember to pray for Tammy Estep she is sick.

[02/07/18]   Please remember to pray for James Akers, He is in the hospital.

[02/04/18]   Services tonight, February 4, 2018 have been cancelled.

[02/04/18]   Due to inclement weather, morning services have been cancelled today, February 4, 2018.

[01/30/18]   Please pray for Wanda Ervin, Pam Roberts, Nelda Darnell, Sib Sanders, Peggy Henlsey, Sam Poole, Kate Dockery, Charolotte and Willie Neeley. All of them are sick and need our Prayers. Also pray that the Lord will send us a Pastor. GOD Bless Everyone

[01/25/18]   Please pray for Nelda Darnell,She is in the hospital.They will be keeping her overnight.

[01/03/18]   Please pray for Charlotte and Willy Neeley and Ronald Dockery who are in the hospital.

Take it to the well.

Jacob Roberts

I don't usually post anything on here, but if anyone can and will please say a special prayer for my mother, Pamela Hensley Roberts. She was rushed to the ER earlier with signs of a possible heart attack/stroke. They've ruled both out thus far. Possibility of a blood clot in her lungs now. More tests are scheduled and she'll be staying for observation. Will post updates as I find out anything. Thanks in advance!

[12/13/17]   Due to illness within the facility, Alley Valley will NOT be having services tonight at NOVA. Please pray for those that are sick and those caring for them as well

In all things we give thanks...
Today we say a special thanks for children, turkeys and cookies!!!

[11/16/17]   Please pray for Nell Kendrick and her family. Her brother Roy Stapleton has passed away. Arrangements are currently incomplete.

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4128 Hill Station Alley Rd
Gate City, VA

Opening Hours

Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00
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